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Guptill overtakes Rohit Sharma's T20I milestone





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During the opening T20I between Scotland and New Zealand in Edinburgh, Martin Guptill surpassed Rohit Sharma to become the player with the most runs scored in T20Is overall, for both men and women.

Rohit Sharma had become the highest run-scorer in T20Is earlier in the year when he went past countryman Virat Kohli against Sri Lanka in February.

Guptill, who was close on his heels, now leapfrogged Rohit after making a 31-ball 40 against Scotland in the first T20I in Edinburgh.

Kohli was the first to breach the 3000-run mark in T20Is when he achieved the feat in 2021 during the second T20I of the home series against England in Ahmedabad.

The 2000-run mark was first crossed by Guptill's countryman, Brendon McCullum eight years back. McCullum was, in fact, the first to cross the 1000-run barrier too in men's T20Is.

Guptill currently leads the chart with 3399 runs, and Rohit and Kohli of India are closely behind with 3379 runs each (3308 runs). Aaron Finch, the Australian captain, is in fifth place with 2855 runs, while Paul Stirling is fourth with 2894 T20I runs.

The only New Zealander in the top 10 is Guptill, while McCullum, who finished his career with 2140 T20I runs, is currently ranked 12th.